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CRH: What are you looking for?

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Lostwords
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 Posted 10/25/2012  11:13 am Show Profile Check Lostwords's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Lostwords to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

This is a newbie questions, what are you guys/gals particularly looking for when you goes on a hunt?

Is it a particular year? Metal type? Denomination? Mintage?

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 Posted 10/25/2012  11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When I actively hunted, I did it to fill holes in my Dansco albums. I collect all denominations by date and mint, but not variety (beyond the major ones included in the albums).
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Silver and to fill albums.
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 Posted 10/25/2012  12:52 pm  Show Profile Check Lostwords's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Lostwords to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For those that answer with Silver, what years do you looking at for coin with silver (American and Canadian)? I remembered someone told me the dime with the fish? How do you know if there's silver content for the coin?

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 Posted 10/25/2012  2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fat Freddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Silver halves, quarters, dimes & war nickels, though I'm also filling up buckets w/ copper pennies that I intend to sell.

Silver hunting is tough where I live. The regional coin pool is pretty well picked clean of silvers, and the remaining pickings are meager. Thankfully, copper pennies are still fat and even the wheaties are still around.
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 Posted 10/25/2012  5:52 pm  Show Profile Check Lostwords's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Lostwords to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For those that collect Pennies (Canadian or American), what one should looks for? We are doing a penny drive at work for charity and I'll be helping with wrapping them. Can anyone give me tips on what I should be looking out for?
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 Posted 10/25/2012  6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gorebug to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For canadian coins, check the http://coinsandcanada.com/coins-prices.php website.

I believe for canadian dollars, halfs, quarters and dimes anything 1967 and prior is 80% silver.

In the US I think the date is 1964 (but I'm likely wrong).
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The obvious answer is silver. But I'm a cent box searcher. I usually go for any wheats or older, and I look for the varieties and errors in any newer dates. For example, a 1995 Doubled Die Lincoln cent is a nice find. I'm up to 8 pieces of that variety since I started CRHing 2 years ago. Best of luck to you!
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 Posted 10/25/2012  6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fat Freddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For pictures, descriptions, values, etc of American coins, there are 2 books -- "Guide Book of United States Coins-The Official Red Book" and "Handbook of United States Coins-The Official Blue Book" -- and both are published annually by Whitman. The Red Book has more and better pictures and descriptions, and the blue book has more realistic values. Between the 2 of them, they'll give you a good handle on the whole "what to look for" thing as well as answers to a lot of other questions. Those 2 books took me from "hopelessly ignorant, clueless newbie" status to "semi-ignorant newbie with 2 good books and he can now look up answers to most of his own questions" status. I'm still pretty green, but the books are a great help.

For Canadian coins, I honestly don't know, but I'd guess there must be Canadian counterparts of the 2 books mentioned above. Ask your local coin shop people.

Happy reading and happy hunting!
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 Posted 10/27/2012  09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennysaver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hunt nickels and cents and I have them all in fairly decent shape, EF+ to MS grades for the vast majority of them. So for me when I roll hunt it's varieties all the way.
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 Posted 10/29/2012  08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chzman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I enjoy looking for errors on the US penny's. although I enjoy those tones, I really like finding clashes, rotated dies and doubled dies but I look for all of the ones I can find. Just found the 1999 WAM in ms64 just a few months back. Found 72 DDO and some real nice clashes, just the other day I found one of the top 5 trails out there, not in the best shape but the trails are cool!
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